Mid­fielder is in line for im­proved con­tract

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - THE SCORE -

Aberdeen mid­fielder Lewis Fer­gu­son is set to be re­warded for his im­pres­sive start to life at Pit­to­drie with an im­proved con­tract.

A tri­bunal de­clared the Dons were due to pay Hamil­ton Ac­cies £238,000 in com­pen­sa­tion for Fer­gu­son but the 19-yearold has al­ready proved value for money by scor­ing some piv­otal goals for the Dons, in­clud­ing the win­ning goal against Rangers in the semi-fi­nal of the Bet­fred Cup Ham­p­den.

McInnes says he will meet the player’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives when the Dons re­turn from Dubai.

The Dons man­ager said: “He’s a di­a­mond, isn’t he?

“I have spo­ken with his agent and told him we’ll get to­gether when we get back about recog­ni­tion for his place in the squad.

“The in­ten­tion is for him to be our player for the next two or three years. at

“I re­ally like him. He’s so unas­sum­ing and lev­el­headed.

“He’s sim­i­lar to Scott McKenna in terms of tem­per­a­ment and per­son­al­ity. He just comes in and gets on with the job and is very re­spect­ful.

“He’s just a bril­liant boy to work with.”

The Dons, mean­while, have been linked with a move to bring Greg Ste­wart back to Pit­to­drie.

The 28-year-old was re­called from his loan spell at Kil­marnock by par­ent club Birm­ing­ham City.

Ste­wart is in the fi­nal six months of his con­tract at St An­drews and the Blues could look to sell him in a bid to re­coup the £400,000 they paid Dundee for him three years ago.

The Dons have also not given up hope of bring­ing Derby County de­fender Max Lowe back to the club for the se­cond half of the cam­paign.

Lowe started for Derby in their 2-0 de­feat by Leeds United in the English Cham­pi­onship on Fri­day.

The 21-year-old made 19 ap­pear­ances for the Dons dur­ing the first half of the sea­son.

“He just comes in and gets on with the job and is very re­spect­ful”

The Dons have been linked with a Greg Ste­wart move

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